Chief SL236FD Smart Lift Automated Projector Mount Fixed Ceiling

Product ID 16819
Chief SL236FD Smart Lift Automated Projector Mount Fixed Ceiling
Chief SL236FD Smart Lift Automated Projector Mount Fixed Ceiling

Chief SL236FD Smart Lift Automated Projector Mount for Fixed Ceiling - 36" Extension


Chief SL236 provides Extended Travel with exceptionally smooth and quiet movement and is a great option for fixed ceilings in homes and corporate offices.

  • Must order SLB interface bracket separately

  • Use Chief's MountFinder to determine which model number matches your specific projector


Technical Drawing

Technical Drawing of Chief SL236FD Smart Lift Automated Projector Mount




  • Roll: 2°
  • Pitch: 15°
  • Yaw: 10°

Ceiling Closure

23.9" x 23.9" ( 607 x 607 mm)

Ceiling Opening

11.1" x 25.5" x 28.5" (282 x 648 x 724 mm)


FCC Approved, UL Listed





Max Equip Size (H X W X D)

9.3" x 20.5" x 22.8" (235 x 521 x 578 mm)


TAA Compliant

Overall Dimensions (H x W x D)

12.3" x 25.1" x 28.3" (311 x 638 x 719 mm)

Power Requirements

100-125 VAC, 60 Hz, 1.5 A

Shipping Weight

144.00 lbs

Weight Capacity

35 lbs (15.9 kg)



  • Two internal outlets, one is switched on 110V units
  • Fits most installation requirements, needing only 11.06" of clearance above the ceiling
  • Easily accommodates multiple control options
  • Extended Downward Travel up to 36" with 3 stopping positions
  • UL Listed
  • For fixed ceiling installations
  • TAA compliant

Product Options/Accessories

Frequently Asked Questions

q How can I make the bottom of my SL236FD install match my original ceiling structure?

The bottom pan of the SL236FD can be textured same as drywall to match the surrounding ceiling. The original ceiling substrate can also be removed and reattached to the bottom pan using sheet metal screws or construction adhesive to match your decor. Ceiling thicknesses should be taken into consideration when installing the SL236FD.

q Is the SL236 plenum rated?

Yes. The SL236 is in compliance with the National Electrical Code requirements outlined in NEC Article 300.22 C when installed in accordance with Chief's instructions for plenum rated installations.

q How do I mount my projector to the lift?

One SLB bracket is required to attach it to the lift. The SLB bracket is a separate part number and is used only for Chief lifts. You order the same suffix as the RPA but use an SLB prefix.

q How do I adjust the "show" position?

Simply adjust the limit switch located in the outside bottom corner of the lift with a screwdriver. Adjusts within travel range of 4" to 36".

q How do I service my projector?

Extend the lift to the service position. The center cradle removes for easy projector access without losing registration.

q What do I need to control the lift with AMX/Crestron type systems?

Provide a minimum of two dry contacts to control the unit. One dedicated for extend. One dedicated for retract. A third may be added for the service position.

q Can I wire more than one control device?

Yes, you can piggyback systems as long as you are not using latching switches.

q Can I control another device, such as a screen, by using the lift's low-voltage controller?

Yes, Chief's controller provides two dry latching contacts to control another device.

q What if my projector needs time to cool down before the lift closes?

If the projector has a 5V-30V trigger, Chief's lift can be wired to sense the trigger and extends/retracts with the ON/OFF function of the projector.

q Does the SL236 fit inside a 2' x 2' suspended ceiling?

The SL236 is slightly larger than the 2' x 2' ceiling tile opening. Some modification of the ceiling track will be necessary to install the lift.

Model SL236FD
Manufacturer Chief Mounts
Part Number SL236FD
UPC 841872024509
Color White
Roll 2 degree
Pitch 15 degree
Yaw 10 degree
Ceiling Closure 23.9" x 23.9" ( 607 x 607 mm)
Ceiling Opening 25.5" x 28.5" x 11.1" (648 x 724 x 282 mm)
Extension 36"
Max Equipment Size (H X W X D) 9.3" x 20.5" x 22.8" (235 x 521 x 578 mm)
Overall Dimensions 25.1" x 28.3" x 12.3" (638 x 719 x 311 mm)
Power 100-125 VAC, 60 Hz, 1.5 A
Shipping Weight 144 lbs
Weight Capacity 35 lbs (15.9 kg)
Mounting Options Ceiling

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